The next tour will be on Thursday, April 4, 2013. The group will travel to Torrance to visit the Chen Art Gallery, a private, non-profit gallery displaying the collection of Dr. Tei Fu Chen. Dr. Chen has spent the last 25 years collecting over 1000 artifacts which illustrate 5000 years of Chinese history from the Neolithic era to the Ming and Qing imperial palace collections. It includes furniture, jade, bronzes, snuff bottles, pottery and sculpture.
Transportation & Parking
Carpools will leave the Silver Strand Community at 11:30 am.
A tour guide will lead us through several exhibition galleries of art. The tour will last about one hour and is a walking tour with no benches or chairs inside the museum. Please wear comfortable shoes and be prepared to stand and walk for an hour. You are welcome to bring wheelchairs, walkers or small folding chairs.
Lunch will be at Gonpachi, a contemporary Japanese restaurant located in the beautiful new Miyako Hotel, 21381Western Avenue, Torrance.
The restaurant is a short walk from the Chen Gallery.
You can check out the menu at www.gonpachi.us/
Please contact Marilee Karlsen (see your Homeowners Welcome Packet for information) to confirm by March 21, 2013 or leave a comment below which we will forward to her. We want to carpool, so please let us know if you can drive.
We look forward to seeing you in April for this special art tour